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The field at Goodyear Ball park at night

29 January . 2020

Guide to Spring Training in the West Valley

Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks because Cactus League Spring Training is right around the corner. With close proximity to four major ballparks, fan events, and delicious restaurants, Estrella’s master-planned community is the ultimate home base for baseball fans in the West Valley.

Goodyear Ballpark
Miles from Estrella: 4.2 miles
Sign of Goodyear Ballpark teams
Home to the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, Goodyear Ballpark offers fans an exceptional spring training experience with its close proximity to restaurants, plethora of fan experiences and family-friendly activities. The premiere ballpark includes 8,000 stadium seats, complete with armrests, cup holders, and lots of legroom, 1,500 lawn seats, and a family-friendly picnic area. The ballpark is filled with fan experiences including open pregame batting practices, 60-minute postgame player/broadcaster meet and greets, and autograph signings. Keep the kids entertained at the Kid’s Zone. Located on the First Base concourse, the kids zone includes interactive inflatable activities and a kid-sized wiffle-ball field. Check out our insider’s guide to spring training in Goodyear for more information.
Nearby Restaurant Suggestions:
Haymaker: Family-owned restaurant known for its burgers, all-day breakfast specials, and slow cooked BBQ.
Oreganos Pizza Bistro: Neighborhood Italian restaurant serving up pizza, pasta, wings, salads, subs…with gluten-free options.

Camelback Ranch
Miles from Estrella: 16.9 miles
Picture of baseball field
Photo Credit: Ballpark Digest
Located in Glendale, Camelback Ranch houses the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox during the spring training season. More than top-quality fields, the state-of-the-art complex features 13 full baseball fields, charming walking trails, and a picturesque five-acre lake. Visitors can choose from a variety of Dodgers and White Sox fan experiences including field access passes, stadium tours, batting cage access and dugout seating. Camelback Ranch is located a short 15-minute drive from the Valley’s premiere entertainment destination, Westgate Entertainment District, and Historic Downtown Glendale, where visitors can shop, dine, and explore a variety of attractions.
Nearby Restaurant Suggestions:
Yard House: Popular American sports bar featuring burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and seafood, plus more than 130 American craft and import beers.
Cuff: New American eatery located in downtown Glendale. Menu includes tacos, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and small plates. Bonus, Monday is all-day happy hour!

Surprise Stadium
Miles from Estrella: 21.8 miles
evening ariel photo of Surprise Stadium
Photo Credit: Surprise Arizona
Surprise Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. The award-winning facility offers fans the ultimate gameday experience with endless deals and activities including family four pack Fridays, fireworks night, and military appreciation Sundays. Kids also get an added bonus with Surprise Stadium’s Kids Run the Bases event, where spring training’s youngest fans get to take to the field every Sunday evening. If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly adventure before or after your gameday festivities, check out the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium to keep the fun going all day long.
Nearby Restaurant Suggestions:
The Irish Wolfhound Pub: Serves traditional Irish fare including homemade batter fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash, as well as burgers, salads, sandwiches, and soups.
State 48 Brewery: American brewhouse offering sandwiches, appetizers, burgers, wood fired pizzas, soups, salads, and a variety of craft beers.

Peoria Sports Complex
Miles from Estrella: 29.1 miles
Peoria Ballpark
Photo Credit: Phoenix.org
Peoria Sports Complex houses the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres during the spring training season. Located in the heart of Peoria’s P83 Entertainment District, the 145-acre complex features top-quality outdoor and indoor event areas, a premiere children’s playground, shaded seating, and an array of food and craft beer for visitors to enjoy. Other complex amenities include the Colonnade, a 3,300-square-foot indoor space perfect for private parties, and Peoria Cove, a coastal-themed splash pad featuring misters, a shaded concession stand, and a mini baseball field. The P83 Entertainment District also boasts a variety of entertainment options, restaurants, and retailers perfect for exploring after your day at the ballpark.
Nearby Restaurant Suggestions:
Famous Dave’s - Peoria: Popular BBQ chain offering a variety of smoked meats and classic sides like creamy coleslaw, corn bread, mac and cheese, baked potatoes, and more.
The Social on 83rd: Urban American eatery offering daily happy hour specials, weekend brunch, and beautiful patio seating.

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Happy spring training season!